seed beetle


seed beetle
noun
a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
Syn: ↑seed weevil
Hypernyms: ↑weevil
Member Holonyms: ↑Bruchidae, ↑family Bruchidae

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noun
: a beetle (as a bean weevil or pea weevil) that feeds on the seeds of plants

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any of several beetles of the family Bruchidae that infest the seeds of legumes. Also called seed weevil.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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